Episode 213 | Peaceful Motherhood, Large Family Dynamics, Working at Home, and More Q&A with Leslie Burris

As online business owners and mothers of large homeschooling families, Leslie and I discovered that we have so much in common!  You all submitted so many great questions for this episode, and we felt like we could have continued chatting forever.  We dive into some practicals of how we run our online businesses while working together with our husbands.  We talk about both the challenging and beautiful realities of having a large age span of children in the home.  Ultimately, we hope this conversation encourages you to pursue peace in your motherhood.

Episode 207 | Find Balance with Technology and Live Undistracted | Katie Westenberg, Author of But Then She Remembered

Distractions are nothing new, but the sheer amount of distractions available to us in our modern world is overwhelming.  It is impossible to talk about distraction without acknowledging the impact of technology on our lives, but Katie pulls back the curtain on technology to explore what is really behind our attraction to it.  What is the root cause of distraction and how can we overcome it?  If you desire to live a purposeful life without succumbing to the onslaught of distractions coming your way, join us for this powerful conversation.

Episode 205 | Being a Prepared Mom On the Go and At Home | Karen Morris

Today’s guest is passionate about equipping moms to be prepared for whatever life throws at them.  In our conversation, we dove into the subjects of two of Karen’s books: preparing your home with long-term food storage and preparing your vehicle with everything you need on the go.  Karen breaks down how anyone can get started building their long-term food storage supply without blowing the budget.  She also goes through some items to keep stocked in your vehicle so you are prepared for any situation that may arise on the go.  There are some brilliant things on her list that you may not have thought of!  If you want to feel more prepared to take care of your family whether at home or on the run, lend an ear to Karen’s sage advice!

Episode 204 | Giving Our Families the Gift of a Home-Centered Life | Francesca Battistelli

It was so fun to sit down and chat with Francesca about many of the things we share in common.  We dive into what it looks like to balance the many responsibilities of a working, homeschooling, homesteading mother of many. Francesca shares the story of her music career and how it has changed throughout different seasons of life.  We discuss how cultivating a simple life at home away from the hustle can be such a gift to ourselves and our families.  Join me for this encouraging conversation about all things motherhood with Francesca Battistelli!

Episode 201 | Natural Remedies, Groceries for a Large Family, New Homestead | Elizabeth of Purely Parsons

I’m so excited to have Elizabeth back on the podcast to share more of her story and expertise with us!  She and her family recently relocated from Texas to Tennessee to start a new homestead, so she tells us all about what led them to Tennessee and what their homesteading plans are.  As a nurse and mother of many, Elizabeth is passionate about educating and empowering other mothers to make informed decisions for their families.  We’ll chat about home remedies, supporting the body’s ability to heal, and feeding our families well as a first line of defense against disease.  Join us for this conversation!

Episode 199 | Encouraging an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Our Kids | Michelle Visser of Souly Rested

There are countless skills a person gains on the path of entrepreneurship, and this goes for kids too!  The kind of environment we create for our kids and the guidance we give them play a large role in determining what endeavors they will pursue throughout childhood and beyond.  Whether your children have a natural entrepreneurial bent or not, you will learn about the many gifts entrepreneurship has to give to those who are willing to give it a try.  Join us as Michelle shares about her many years of parenting and homeschooling and raising entrepreneurial kids.

Episode 197 | Be a Countercultural Mom: Finding Joy, Peace, and Purpose in All Seasons of Motherhood | Abbie Halberstadt of M is for Mama

Mother of ten, blogger, author, and one of my real life friends, Abbie from M is for Mama, is back on the podcast chatting with me about being an intentional mother in an increasingly frantic culture.  As mothers, there are so many negative messages coming at us from all directions highlighting the burdens of motherhood without offering us hope or direction.  Abbie’s countercultural message of embracing motherhood as a gift and calling from God is a breath of fresh air.  Join us as we highlight many of the mindset shifts that have given us freedom and joy in our own journeys as mothers of many.

Episode 196 | Slowing Down and Embracing Intentional Motherhood | Sarah of Simplyy Sarah

In the last decade since I was a young mother, the pace of motherhood has changed so much.  Even for mothers who stay home full-time with their children, there are endless opportunities and distractions available to us through our digital devices.  When Sarah realized she was running on the hamster wheel of busyness and distraction, she knew she wanted to make a change.  Through her own pursuit of simple, intentional, slow motherhood, Sarah began sharing her journey with other mothers who were longing for the same.  If striving and busyness have left you feeling burned out, this episode will inspire you to pursue simplicity and connection in your everyday life.

Episode 194 | Do Your Kids Need a Digital Detox? A Balanced Approach to Screen Time | Molly DeFrank

Every parent wants to do what is best for their children, but technology use can be a tricky issue to navigate!  Early in her motherhood, Molly welcomed technology into her kids’ lives, but quickly realized she needed to make a change.  Immediately, Molly saw drastic improvements in her children.  She now helps parents navigate this complex world of screen use by coaching families through a detox period and a reintroduction process.  Whether you are a parent who knows you need to make a change in your family’s screen use or you have technology pretty well under control in your home, this episode is full of interesting statistics and empowering encouragement!